Here is a little of what the UConn coach said about Saturday’s 90-30 win over Seton Hall on Senior Day at Gampel.
On senior Kelly Faris recording her 1,000 point on senior night:
“You know the things that happen to you sometimes, you can’t orchestrate, you can’t predict, if you just keep doing a lot of good things and keep working hard…keep putting yourself in the best position possible then good things happen to you. For Kelly to score her 1,000th point on senior night, that’s kind of been like her career…she’s kind of been at the right place, at the right time, all the time. I’m thrilled for her and I know that she is not a big points person, but I think in the big picture of things it is pretty neat how it worked out like that.”
On Kelly’s playing time:
“I had plans to just let her kind of play. If you’re a senior then I think you are going to play a lot on senior night, at least as much as you can. Caroline unfortunately stepped on a kids foot and I wanted to get her out as fast as I could, so I was going to leave her in and let her play, but I wasn’t going to give her the whole game. I wasn’t just going to leave her in there, just to leave her in there the entire game…at some point it gets counterproductive when you are trying so hard, that’s why I’ve never been one to do that.”
On Breanna Stewart’s performance:
“I especially liked that her first couple plays were really aggressive plays that weren’t standing around and waiting for something to happen…they were the type of plays where she was making something happen and that’s how you get out of whatever is bothering you. You get out of whatever is bothering you by being more aggressive, not by being more timid and that doesn’t mean you become more aggressive just by shooting jump shots. She ended up impacting the game by follow-ups, offensive rebounds, just a lot of good things that she was doing and I hope it’s something that she can build on.”
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